I think more specific information is needed to answer any particular questions regarding your situation. You likely need to consult with an immigration attorney and a tax attorney.
In general, if you are asking about an income tax refund, then you may be able to get such a refund by filing the appropriate tax forms in a timely manner. Presuming your card actually says "“VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION” then if taxes are being withheld, you complete and file a tax return, and that return shows they owe you a refund, then yes you should be able to get a refund if you are otherwise eligible for the refund.
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More facts are necessary to answer your question. A visit to a local tax professional to review your particular tax situation is suggested.
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I agree that more facts are needed and urge you to consult with a tax attorney.
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The "Valid for work only" refers to the stamp on your SS Card that is palced there to show when you complete the I-9 for a new job the employer has to have proof from you that you have work authorization (ie a green card, or EAD card). As an employee you would be required to contribute through your wages to the SS program and if you stay long enough to become a US Citizen the wage credits for that time can be applied to your SS Retirement or if need be SS Disability credits. The only group of immigrants that do not contribute to SS through wages earned by employment is the H2A farmworkers who are 1099ed and by IRS regulation are exempt from employer contributions to Government programs FIT/FICA/SS
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